with Jack Reznicki
with Ed Greenberg
Join Jack Reznicki & Edward Greenberg for a close up look at releases used in photography. Commonly referred to as model releases, but it would be more accurate to think of them as... READ MORE
lessons: 7 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 16min
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A Photographer’s Guide to Model Release Forms and More
with Jack Reznicki
Join Jack Reznicki & Edward Greenberg for a close up look at releases used in photography. Commonly referred to as model releases, but it would be more accurate to think of them as person releases, which can apply to anyone from a professional model to your neighbor down the road. Jack and Ed discuss the laws that cover releases, various types of releases, exceptions to those releases, what makes someone recognizable in a photo, as well as their thoughts on photographing in public places. Be sure to download the provided files to add to your photographic toolbox. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Jack and Ed introduce the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow. They then jump right into defining exactly what is meant by a release.
lesson 2: Release Laws
Understanding the laws that governs releases and copyright will help you steer clear of trouble.
lesson 3: Types of Releases
There are several types of releases you should be aware of when working with subjects.
lesson 4: Release Exceptions
There are a few exceptions for when releases are required.
lesson 5: Street Photography and Public Places
Consider releases in the context of street photography.
lesson 6: What Makes Someone Recognizable?
There are contextual clues that can reveal a person’s identity.
lesson 7: Conclusion and Second Shooters
Jack and Ed wrap up the class with some closing thoughts on releases to help you move forward.
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meet  Jack Reznicki
Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Toys "R" Us, Kodak, Reader's Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and Time Magazine. Jack is the author of several books on commercial photography including Studio and Commercial Photography - A Kodak Pro Workshop.
meet  Ed Greenberg
Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for well over thirty years and has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business, as well as the average Joes and Janes striving to make a name for themselves. He has been on the faculty at The School of Visual Arts in New York and The Hallmark Institute of Photography.
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